On the Radio (Regina Spektor song)

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"On the Radio"
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Single by Regina Spektor
from the album Begin to Hope
Released 2006
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Anti-folk, indie pop
Length 3:23
Label Sire (US)/WEA (UK)
Writer(s) Regina Spektor
Producer(s) David Kahne
Regina Spektor singles chronology
"On the Radio"
Music video
"On the Radio" on YouTube

"On the Radio" is the first single from Regina Spektor's fourth album, Begin to Hope. The chorus contains references to the song "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses.

Music video[edit]

An accompanying music video was released which shows Spektor teaching a music class made up of young school children. The video uses stop motion in a few scenes. An alternate video was released in which Spektor sings in a chocolate factory. The video was directed by Matt Lenski.

In popular culture[edit]

The television show Grey's Anatomy used the song "On The Radio" in the episode "Damage Control".

"On The Radio" was featured in the 2011 film Beastly. It was also used in the soundtrack of the French movie "Bouquet final" (2008) directed by Michel Delgado. It can also be heard in the soundtrack of the French movie "The Day I Saw Your Heart" (2011 - American title), directed by Romain Lévy, Cécile Sellam and Jennifer Devoldère.

Amanda Palmer has performed this song often live from her and Spektor's similar, piano driven styles.

Release history[edit]

Year Label Format Country B-sides
2006 WEA CD/Digital download (Pt. 1) UK "Ain't No Cover" (live)*
2006 WEA CD/Digital download (Pt. 2) UK "Düsseldorf"
2006 WEA Digital download UK "20 Years of Snow (Live at Shepherd's Bush)"
2006 Sire Digital download US none

* Taken from the Live at Bull Moose EP


Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart 60

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